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by henry quirk
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Re: Pete

No, I don't want to be property, because I want to be free to do as I choose. And that's a fact. I dare say everyone in-forum agrees with you, Pete. No one wants to be property. I'll go further and say everyone on the planet agrees with you. No one wants to be property. The desire to be one's own ,...
by henry quirk
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Re: Pete

Do you want to be property? No, I don't want to be property, because I want to be free to do as I choose. And that's a fact. I dare say everyone in-forum agrees with you, Pete. No one wants to be property. I'll go further and say everyone on the planet agrees with you. No one wants to be property. ...
by henry quirk
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Pete

Do you want to be property?

If yes: why?

If no: why?

Please, no dissembling or restatement of position.

Please, just answer the question(s).

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To everyone else: please, this question is for Pete, not you (not now, anyway).

Let him answer first.
by henry quirk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: My novel:- Alpha Two
Replies: 23
Views: 568

"plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'"

Nah, just persnickety folks with too much goddamned time on their hands.

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"Mmm what to do!"

atto, it's your book: do what you think is best.

If it goes anywhere, if a publisher picks it up, you'll negotiate with their style meisters: till then , you do it as your preferences dictate.
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: My novel:- Alpha Two
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:56 pm
It's not spelt like that and you know it. It's not the same as your colloquial speech way of writing either. Yoo mit az wowl go thuh hol hog then and spow evreetheng fonetiklee. gord luk with that.
yeah, I don't care, veg
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 536

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

Stating the obvious, there are essentially two views on the issue of whether a can be not a. That a can be a is accepted, I believe, by both sides. That no two things can be identical is also accepted by both viewpoints, I’d wager. Where a = a, one view holds that these are two different a’s, and t...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 536

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

When I say the apple is the apple what I'm sayin' is: the thing I call apple is that thing and no other thing, similar or disimilar. Get it? I'm not talkin' about the placeholder apple (a placeholder you can exchange for any other placeholder), no, I'm talkin' about the actual thing that apple plac...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 536

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

When I say the apple is the apple what I'm sayin' is: the thing I call apple is that thing and no other thing, similar or disimilar. Get it? I'm not talkin' about the placeholder apple (a placeholder you can exchange for any other placeholder), no, I'm talkin' about the actual thing that apple place...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: My novel:- Alpha Two
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:45 am
'Dialogue'. 'Dialog' looks ridiculous.
To you.
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: My view is that a is not a and is a.
Replies: 63
Views: 536

Re: My view is that a is not a and is a.

I'm a simple man. This... The reason you have to respect the possibility of A NOT being A as a possibility (that an "apple" is "not an apple") is to complete the possibilities that MAY be true. ...makes no sense to me. If the apple is the apple then A is A . The apple cannot be a watermelon: A is no...
by henry quirk
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: My novel:- Alpha Two
Replies: 23
Views: 568

Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Speech and spelling are two different things. And I knew someon would dig up 'Merriam Webster' and other American sites :roll: I've noticed that educated Americans tend to put 's' on the end. I didn't dig up anything. I googled toward vs toward and took the first three links, read 'em, found they a...
by henry quirk
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: My novel:- Alpha Two
Replies: 23
Views: 568

toward vs towards

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/toward-towards/ https://www.dictionary.com/e/word-fact-toward-vs-towards/ https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/toward-towards-usage the gist: both are correct suggestion: in dialog, don't worry about consistency cuz speech is informal; in everything else, pick...
by henry quirk
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Re: again

Now analyse the claim 'slavery is morally wrong' in the same way. To which fact does this refer? I intend to show you once I have your exact standard. Again: you do accept that real things can sometimes exist only in a certain context, or when certain conditions are in place, yeah? Bear with me, Pe...
by henry quirk
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Re: again

Now analyse the claim 'slavery is morally wrong' in the same way. To which fact does this refer? I intend to show you once I have your exact standard. Again: you do accept that real things can sometimes exist only in a certain context, or when certain conditions are in place, yeah? Bear with me, Pe...
by henry quirk
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: What could make morality objective?
Replies: 2149
Views: 70558

Re: again

So: you do accept that real things can sometimes exist only in a certain context, or when certain conditions are in place, yeah?

Bear with me, Pete. Again, I want to pin down exactly what your standard is.